The Bowen Technique is suitable for everyone, from the tiniest of babies, to athletes and the frailest of adults. It looks at restoring balance to the body by a series of very gentle rolling type moves made with the therapist's fingers and thumbs over precise areas of the body. A unique feature of the Bowen Treatment is that after a series of moves the therapist leaves the room for a couple of minutes. This prompts the body to reset, repair and re-balance itself
The Bowen Technique does not rely on hard pressure, it is a very light touch therapy and there is no twisting, bending or awkward repositioning of the client during treatment. It can also be performed through light clothing.
A key element of the Bowen Technique is that we work holistically and do not treat a specific condition but look at the person as a whole
How Does It Work?
The Bowen Technique helps the body remember how to heal itself. The gentle yet powerful Bowen moves send neurological impulses to the brain resulting in immediate responses of muscle relaxation and pain reduction. The moves create energy surges. Electrical impulses sent to the nervous system remind the body to regain normal movement in joints, muscles and tendons. This helps relieve muscle spasms and increase blood and lymph flow.
Some people feel shifts in their bodies during and after a Bowen session.
While many experience immediate pain relief, improvement is just as likely to unfold over the next few days to a week.